NEU attended symposium “Cell Death: Degeneration and Regeneration”

By Ahmet Abdulaziz ….

In the recently concluded international symposium entitled “Cell Death: Degeneration and Regeneration” held at Marmara University Campus, the Near East University (NEU) was represented by board members and doctoral students of the Experimental Health Sciences Research Center (DESAM).

According to the information provided by the Near East University, the symposium brought together leading academic scientists and researchers from around the world and provided an opportunity to share their experiences and research results on all aspects of cell death and related issues.

Prof. Dr. Seda Vatansever and Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mahmut Çerkez Ergören, who are the board members of Near East University DESAM, also chaired the sessions.

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ergören,who is a faculty member of the Department of Medical Biology and a researcher at DESAM, made a presentation entitled “DNA Repair and Its Role in Neurodegenerative Disorders: Treating the Untreated Using Natural Resources”.

Along with DESAM Founding Member of the Board of Directors Prof. Dr. Seda Vatansever, Hilal Kabadayı, a PhD student from Celal Bayar University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Embryology and Histology, who is continuing her doctoral studies with Seda Vatansever, made a presentation entitled “In Vitro Comparison of the Potential of Transmitting Mesenchymal Stem Cell Exosomes to Blood Brain Barrier in Hypoxic Conditions”, and Fatma Fırat made her presentation entitled “Intracellular and Extracellular Mechanisms in the Determination of Dominant Follicles During in Vitro Maturation”.

Near East University Institute of Health Sciences Molecular Medicine graduate student Hülya Şenol made a presentation on “Applicability of the Effect of Verbascoside Molecule in Vitro on MCF-7 and Triple Negative Mda-Mb-231 Breast Cancer Cell Lines” which is a part of the thesis she has been conducting with her supervisors Dean of the Faculty of Medicine Prof. Dr. Gamze Mocan and DESAM researcher Assoc. Prof. Dr. Pınar Tülay.

Hasan Akyıl also made a presentation entitled “Potential Use of Asperuloside in Breast Cancer Cell Lines for Therapeutic Use”, which is based on a project he has been carrying out with his supervisors Prof. Dr. Gamze Mocan and Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mahmut Çerkez Ergören.

Also, Gökçen Zeybek, Servet Madencioğlu Karakuş and Serpil Özsoy from Near East University, Faculty of Health Sciences, Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, who completed their PhD studies with Seda Vatansever, participated in the symposium and shared information.